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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – St Eustatius

  November 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm by

On Friday November 15th, third day of their Caribbean tour, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited St Eustatius. The King and the Queen arrived on the island in the morning at the F.D. Roosevelt Airport, where they were welcomed by Island Governor Gerald Berkel, his wife Camelia and members of the Executive and Island Councils. After a brief welcoming ceremony, the Royal Couple went to science fair in which participated … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Saba

  November 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm by

The Dutch tour of the Caribbean islands continued on Thursday November 14th in Saba. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima travelled from St Maarten to the Juancho Yrausquin Airport in Saba, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. The King and the Queen started their second day of the tour visiting the Spring Bay Heritage trail where, with the help of an archaeologist, they found out some of the archaeological highlights unearthed … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – St Maarten

  November 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm by

On Tuesday, November 12th in the afternoon, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived at the “Princess Juliana Airport” in St Maarten. The couple arrived to start a visit to the six islands in the Caribbean which is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The visit comes as part of the “Provinces Visits” to mark the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander. Ronald Plasterk, Minister of the Interior, accompanied them.  The tour started … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima Visit Russia

  November 12, 2013 at 6:26 am by

On Friday November 8th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started a two-day visit to Russia on the invitation of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. The visit comes on the occasion of the closing of the “Netherlands-Russia Year”. They were accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, Lilianne Ploumen. The Royal Couple arrived in the late afternoon in Moscow and were received … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit To The Netherlands

  November 10, 2013 at 5:32 am by

On Friday November 8th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium made an introductory visit to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were received by the King and the Queen of the Netherlands at the Noordeinde Palace. The King and Queen of Belgium were accompanied by the Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. After an audience at the Royal Palace, … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit to Sweden

  October 15, 2013 at 10:38 am by

October 14th, 2013 – Stockholm King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands paid a one-day introductory visit to the Kingdom of Sweden yesterday. The Dutch King and Queen were warmly received at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia. Also present in the official royal line up were Crown Princess Victoria with her husband Prince Daniel and her younger brother, Prince Carl Philip. Following … Continue reading

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Regency Plans Revealed in the Netherlands

  September 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm by

The Government Information Service in the Netherlands has today revealed their plans should King Willem-Alexander pass away before his heir, daughter Catharina-Amalia, reaches the age of 18. In such an event, Queen Máxima would become the regent for the Princess of Orange until she turns 18 in December 2021. The Queen would have parental authority over her three children – Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. She would also … Continue reading

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Dutch Introductory Visit To The Kingdom Of Spain

  September 21, 2013 at 4:18 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands paid an introductory visit to the Kingdom of Spain on Wednesday September 18th. The Dutch King and Queen arrived for the one day visit at the Torrejon Air Base, where they were greeted by the Prince and Princess of Asturias. Their Majesties were accompanied by the Prince and Princess to the Zarzuela Palace outside Madrid, which is the residence of the King … Continue reading

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First Prinsjesdag with New Monarch

  September 19, 2013 at 4:21 am by

The official opening of parliament was celebrated on Tuesday in the Netherlands, the first Prinsjesdag for the new monarch, Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, and brother and sister-in-law, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, for his inaugural speech from the throne. The royal party made their way to the Ridderzaal in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of The Hague. The King’s speech, in which he discussed the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Receives IOC Honours

  September 11, 2013 at 6:15 am by

On Saturday September 7th in Buenos Aires, King Willem-Alexander was appointed as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). IOC President Jacques Rogge handed the King the gold Olympic Order during the 125th IOC Session. King Willem-Alexander was member of the IOC since 1998 and he resigned from his position as IOC member after his accession to the throne in April. The King will be replaced by Camiel Eurlings, … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Launch ‘Dream’ Book and Exhibit

  September 6, 2013 at 12:39 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima yesterday launched the ‘Dream at Het Loo Palace’ exhibition, which showcases 120 of the dreams featured in Droomboek (Dream Book) released to mark the King’s inauguration in April. The dreams, which were submitted by 6,500 members of the Dutch public and illustrate what their dreams are for the future of the Dutch monarchy, are printed on flags leading down the avenue from the stables to the palace … Continue reading

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Photo Session in Wassenaar

  July 20, 2013 at 5:27 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands yesterday posed for their annual summer photo session at their home in Wassenaar. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – in the gardens of Villa Eikenhorst on the estate of De Horsten for the quick photo op. For the first time, the family’s pet dog, Skipper, was also present. Unlike in previous … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Jewish Community

  July 9, 2013 at 3:51 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima yesterday paid a visit to the Jewish community in Amsterdam, as part of their 375th anniversary celebrations. The couple were given a tour of the synagogue, where they were told about the interior of the building and given a history of the Nederlands Israëlitische Hoofdsynagoge (Dutch Jewish Main Synagogue). They spoke with representatives of various Jewish organisations in the city, and students and teachers from … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Visit Denmark

  June 26, 2013 at 11:14 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands yesterday paid a visit to Denmark, as part of their post-inauguration introductory tours. The couple were greeted at Kastrup Airport by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, where the two monarchs inspected a guard of honour while their spouses were seen having a laugh between themselves (Queen Máxima and Prince Henrik continued with the jokes throughout the afternoon), before the group headed to … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima in Gelderland and Utrecht

  June 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm by

On Thursday May 30th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima made a visit to the Provinces of Gelderland and Utrecht. In the morning the Royal Couple arrived to Arnhem, the capital of the Province of Gelderland. They were welcomed by the Commissioner of the King, Mr. Clemens Cornielje, and attended a reception at the House of the Province where they met members of the Executive Council and the chairmen of the … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Begin Province Visits

  May 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm by

On Tuesday May 28th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Mâxima started their visits to the Provinces by visiting Groningen and Drenthe. The Royal Couple arrived in the Province of Groningen in the morning. They were welcomed by the Commissioner of the King, Mr. Max van de Berg, with a reception at the State House. Then the King and the Queen took a walk through Martinikerkhof and Market, two of the squares … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Luxembourg

  May 26, 2013 at 1:38 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands paid an introductory visit to Luxembourg on Friday May 24th. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were greeted at the Luxembourg Findel Airport by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, before the group travelled by car to the Grand Ducal Palace in the capital. Once at the Palace, the royal couples spent a few minutes greeting the crowds and posing for photos … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima: “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″

  May 20, 2013 at 10:21 am by

On Thursday May 16th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″ and “Oranje Fonds Kroonappels” awards ceremony at the Royal Palace.  Princess Beatrix was present too. The theme of the awards this year was “All Years count”, about what a group of people of different ages together can learn from each other. The winners of the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″ were: “Peeking at the neighbors, Southeast Care … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend Remembrance and Liberation Day

  May 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm by

The commemorations for the Remembrance and Liberation Day coincided, this year, with the first public event for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima after the Inauguration of April 30th. On May 4th, the King along with the Queen and Prime Ministe Mark Rutte attended a memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War. Later, they placed a wreath at the National Monument … Continue reading

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Prince Maurits Receives Aide-de-Camp Appointment

  May 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm by

Prince Maurits was today appointed to the post of aide-de-camp extraordinary to his cousin, King Willem-Alexander. The new King also promoted his cousin to the rank of Captain-Lieutenant in the Dutch Royal Navy. These new appointments mean that Prince Maurits can attend and represent King Willem-Alexander at military ceremonies. His military uniform will bear the monogram of the King. The position is one which the Prince’s father, Professor Pieter van … Continue reading

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